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Saturday, May 07, 2022

Deacons in the Hands of a Saving God: the Ordination and Success of the Diaconate (Family Worship lesson in Acts 6:5–7)

What does the ordination of deacons look like, and what do they consider “success”? Pastor leads his family in today’s “Hopewell @Home” passage. Acts 6:5–7 looks forward to the morning sermon on the coming Lord’s Day. In these three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that deacons are ordained as an offering by the hands of the congregation, committed into the hands of almighty God to use, as designated by the hands of those who came before them in a succession that traces back to Christ Himself. Their success is discovered in the effectual, numerical, and miraculous increase of the Word of God.
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